Facility holds sex offenders who've served their time, February 23, 2015
By Margaret Matray
Rodney Bernard Jones has a history of grabbing young women's buttocks.
A clinical psychologist said the 52-year-old felon has a mental disorder that makes it difficult to control his predatory behavior and "makes him likely to engage in sexually violent acts," according to court documents.
After nearly 15 years in prison for sex assault, Jones was scheduled to be released April 1.
But the state attorney general wants him to be civilly committed to a state facility that houses sexually violent predators after they've served their time.
Once again, Jones must go before a judge or jury who will decide his fate.
Each year, an average of 132 inmates like Jones are evaluated for potential commitment. Of the cases the attorney general brings before the court, an estimated 90 percent end up being admitted to the state facility in central
, according to
state figures. Virginia